11.09.2007

Homefront: Stories of America at War

Please excuse the interruption for this promotional item for a television special produced by one of your humble blog editors. If you get MHz Worldview on DirecTV or Globecast DTH systems or you live in these metro areas (Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Denver, CO; Minneapolis, MN; Charleston, IL; and Colorado Springs, CO) you may be able to see this non-commercial television special.

American University’s School of Communication and MHz Networks present Homefront: Stories of America at War, a 60-minute television special that examines the most important story of our time: the effects of war on communities in the United States. This television special highlights the work of graduate students in American University's School of Communication. The stories include the view of veterans and active duty members of the military in small towns in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Various stories in the special deal with how veterans and active duty soldiers are coping with post-traumatic stress disorder. Other stories include an inside look at the television network Al Jazeera English and reactions to the current wartime climate from Washington, D.C.'s Muslim community. Bob Edwards of XM Satellite Radio (and Public Radio International) served as the host for the program. Rick Rockwell is the executive producer of the documentary special, and Glenn Luther is the associate producer.

The special will premiere on MHz Networks on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. EST.

The program will repeat on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 11 p.m. EST.

The MHz Networks includes the following affiliate stations and outlets:

WNVC-TV, Falls Church, VA;
KVCR/KLCS-TV, Los Angeles;
WYCC-TV, Chicago;
KCSM-TV, San Francisco;
KBTC-TV, Seattle;
KBDI-TV Denver;
WEIU-TV, Charleston, IL;
MPS Cable, Minneapolis, MN;
LRS Access Cable, Colorado Springs, CO;
Globecast DTH satellite; and
DirecTV satellite.


(Promotional photo for Homefront: Stories of America at War from American University's School of Communication. A promotional video for the program can be seen below. To see behind-the-scenes photos of the production of the program please see associate producer Glenn Luther's website.)












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